There needs to be a store that has packets of idea seeds in the backroom. What? You seriously thought it'd be out in the open... I still want to maintain my writer status and not have everyone stealing our ideas. No, this would be the elite (meaning any writer who reads this blog).
I'd go home, plant them, and watch my fabulous idea tree grow. It'd be marvelous on days I'd run low!
Too bad that's not realistic.
So how does one come back with ideas? What are your little quirks that you do when saying good-bye to an old story and starting new?
I buy notebooks. The prettiest ones I can find so when inspiration strikes it gets the best of the best. I think drown myself in chick flicks, starting with the oldies (but goodies) like While You Were Sleeping and Sleepless in Seattle, then I move to more recent ones like The Proposal.
I then dive into new chick lits/women's fiction to see what the world of publishing is pushing on to it's fabulous and devoted readers. It is then the ideas normally flow... but during this season I'll drink apple cider for added inspiration.
What about you? What brings the ideas out in you? Is it all superstition?